Meena Alexander

Meena Alexander is Stylist’s sub-editor. She mostly writes about music, TV, film and books – all the best things in life.

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TV

In High Fidelity, Zoë Kravitz gives us a badly behaved heroine for our times

No saccharine romcom clichés here.

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Beauty

How to build a satisfyingly decadent body care routine

Because skincare shouldn't stop at your collarbones.

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Life

10 of the loveliest period dramas to escape into now

Let’s return to a simpler time, shall we?

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Books

The Toni Morrison novels everyone should read, from The Bluest Eye to Beloved

She won a Pulitzer and a Nobel Prize for a reason, friends

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The Photograph is exactly the kind of romantic escapism we need right now

Relationships, regret and a hell of a lot of beautiful, well-dressed people.

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People

“I was definitely not a happy kid. I wrote songs to tell people the things I couldn’t say”

Singer Emma McGrath on the healing power of music.

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Life

Queen & Slim is a huge home-truth of a film that’s bursting with beauty

And we have two talented black women to thank for it.

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People

“The music industry needs its #MeToo moment”

If you don’t know singer ALA.NI, it’s about time you did.

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Life

So, is Sex Education’s second season as good as the first?

With storylines on everything from pansexuality to dirty talk to douching, the gang’s all here.

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Life

The science of boredom: when did we lose the ability to be bored?

“There’s rarely a moment when our brains are not subject to some form of external stimulus.”

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People

Sex Education’s Emma Mackey talks real-world sex, consent and Prince Andrew

“Men like him are part of a generation who have inherited archaic ways of being and thinking… but that’s not an excuse anymore.”

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The out-of-office checklist: a guide to actually relaxing on your break

Because switching off is easier said than done.

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People

How Beabadoobee’s confessional bedroom pop captured the anxieties of a generation

The Brit nominee talks weed brownies and life-affirming tattoos.

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People

Why Bat For Lashes swapped the bustle of London for LA’s peachy sunsets

The singer is back with an album inspired by a “vampire girl gang”.

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Life

Keep an ear out for these under-the-radar artists in 2020

Music fanatic Yara Shahidi gives us her top five recommendations

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People

Meet Snoh Aalegra: Prince’s protégée and the queen of Sad Girl soul

Headphones – and tissues – at the ready.

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People

Exclusive: Dame Helen Mirren reveals the women who inspire her most

The actor talks to Stylist about history’s unfair treatment of powerful women.

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People

Meet Tawiah, the enchanting soul singer we’ve got on repeat

She’s been channelling Beyoncé since the age of four

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Why we all want to be friends with Babeheaven singer Nancy Andersen

We know “voice of an angel” gets thrown around a lot, but…

Fashion

“I resurrected 2009’s biggest fashion trends for 2019 – and this is what I learned”

The past decade wasn’t all velour tracksuits and low-rise jeans

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